Coast Guard Base Portsmouth crews to conduct drill Tuesday

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth crews to conduct drill Tuesday
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a training exercise Tuesday at Base Portsmouth. The drill is scheduled to run from 8-11 a.m., and will include Portsmouth police and fire units along with Coast Guard personnel. Traffic to and from the base may be disrupted until noon. Citizens in the area can expect an increase in law enforcement presence.

Coast Guard assists in apprehension of sex abuse suspect

Coast Guard assists in apprehension of sex abuse suspect
NEW YORK – A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook boarding team assisted in the apprehension of a man wanted on two outstanding warrants of unlawful sexual contact at the Atlantic Highland Marina in Atlantic Highland, New Jersey, Friday. At approximately 12 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, received report of an unmanned sailing vessel in the vicinity of Belford...

Coast Guard, other organizations hold full-scale exercise at Training Center Cape May

Coast Guard, other organizations hold full-scale exercise at Training Center Cape May
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Horan pulls Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens to safety during an active shooter exercise, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Lauen Simmons) CAPE MAY, N.J. – Several dozen law enforcement, emergency management and military organizations participated in a full-scale exercise aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Tuesday at...

Judge suspends mariner’s credentials in Seattle for violating vessel regulations

Judge suspends mariner's credentials in Seattle for violating vessel regulations
SEATTLE — A U.S. Administrative Law Judge suspended the merchant mariner credential of Cindy Stahl of Bainbridge Island for six months on Oct. 7, 2015 for operating a commercial towing vessel with an invalid credential. On Feb. 17, 2015, Stahl wrongfully assumed direction and control of the towing vessel Shannon in Elliot Bay with an invalid credential in violation of U.S. laws and regulations. Stahl’s...

Coast Guard, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor

Coast Guard, local police halt, arrest drunk boaters in Boston Harbor
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and the Massachusetts Environmental Police responded Wednesday to three men drunk aboard a boat in Boston Harbor. A 29-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boston was underway near Long Warf, in Boston Harbor, when the crew observed a nearby 25-foot boat, with three men aboard, driving in circles. “The boat was not going anywhere and moving irregularly, when...

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy
Daniel Szabo. Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. By Brett Gillin Boating and alcohol can be a dangerous combination. Add a firearm to the mix, and ratchet up the alcohol consumption a bit, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Perhaps no one knows this more than Daniel Szabo, who was arrested last week after apparently going on a drunken joyride in his dinghy which included not...

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties
WARRENTON, Ore. — Investigating officers from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton initiated civil penalties against seven individuals, Thursday, who interfered with the safe operation of the vessel Fennica on the Willamette River near Portland. Elizabeth Mount, Benjamin Reynoso, Michael Luurtsema, Katharine Loncke, Mark Floegel, Caroline Hansley and Sharon Spencer were issued and will...

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River investigating officers initiated civil penalties, Thursday, against 13 individuals who entered an established safety-zone around a Shell-contracted vessel in Portland. These individuals were cited in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations for entry into or staying in a federally-regulated safety zone established between July 22 and July 30. “While...

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger that jumped from the charter fishing vessel Bass Tub into the waters off Muir Beach June 22, 2015. The passenger allegedly jumped off the vessel as part of a dare from his friends who were also aboard the vessel. The vessel’s crew safely recovered the jumper, who was not injured. Jumping into the water from a passenger vessel,...